Here's some more strangeness about the presets in FCP.
When I capture using the AJA uncompressed 10 bit...it captures fine. When I change the Capture setting to 8 bit, it captures it, but when I check the compressor setting in the browser it actually captured it as 10 bit instead of 8 bit.
If I try to edit any of the 8 bit settings in the Audio/Video Settings window I get the QT error message previously listed + a General Error (8). I get the same error messages when I try to edit or duplicate any of the settings, including teh Generic Capture Template.
Suzy, it seems to me your equipment is working fine, it's that you aren't quite using it the way FCP wants you to. What you need to do is start using the easy setups so that everything will change as you need it. Hit control-q and choose the format that you need which sounds like SD NTSC component 8 bit. Then make a new sequence. Hit log and capture and capture your footage, then drag your captured footage into that newly created sequence.
Thanks for your response Jerry. I have been using the Easy Setups that AJA installs in FCP. I've been editing on FCP since 1.25 and have used the Easy Setups for many years. This is behaving very buggy. I've deleted my FCP cashe and preferences a couple of times and rebooted. I'm beginning to think maybe there's some old AJA settings in my FCP and maybe I need to delete all of the settings and reinstall the AJA control panel. I hadn't updated the AJA control panel in a couple of years and just did that as part of the recent Studio 2 upgrade.
Hey Suzy. The reason i say this is because you can't capture 10 bit when you are setup for 8bit properly. Also, you say that your Frame Buffer is set to 10bit, if you are setup for 8bit, the frame buffer should be 8bit. Somewhere, something is not matching and you are setup for 10bit when you think you should be capturing 8bit. Try uninstalling the AJA drivers from the uninstaller, reboot, then reinstall the 4.0 drivers again, and reboot.